I think I am spending too much time cooking every day. I would love to get on some sort of a schedule, and also want to get more organzied in my grocery shopping. I would like to start buying more organic things from a local co-op as well. My DD is just starting to eat table foods like we eat, too. I live in the middle of no-where, and DH and I rarely eat out (not even once a month). I try to fix a 'square meal' every night, as DH works hard manual labor all day. We also eat leftovers for lunch the next day. Currently our grocery bill is abou $100 a week. I have a beef in the freezer, and buy our chicken from a local free range poultry place (EXPENSIVE!!! but well worth it). Our local farmers market just opened up, so I'm trying to buy more there. What can I prepare ahead of time? I'm looking for about 1-2 weeks worth of recipies ( I love to cook), each need to have a meat, potatoe or pasta, 2 veggies. I need easy to prepare b/c my toddler doesn't like for me to spend much time in the kitchen (or maybe suggestions on what to do w/ that toddler when I am cooking :LOL ) Has anyone done this? I am going to start out today by making a list of meals for the next 2 weeks, then go thru my cabinets and make a shopping list. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.